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Population in 2010: 556. Population change since 2000: +7.8%
 

Males: 300  (54.0%)
Females: 256  (46.0%)

Median resident age:  48.2 years
New Hampshire median age:  43.9 years

Zip codes: 03582.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,992 (it was $37,946 in 2000)
Stark:

$45,992
NH:

$63,280
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,581

Stark town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,636 (it was $68,800 in 2000)
Stark:

$123,636
NH:

$236,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $152,545; Detached houses: $161,310; In 2-unit structures: $64,612; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $223,657; Mobile homes: $83,908

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Stark races chart
  • White alone - 534 (96.0%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Stark detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stark: 166.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (29.1%), English (23.8%), Irish (22.5%), French Canadian (16.5%), German (6.4%), United States (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 964 feet

Land area: 59.1 square miles.

Population density: 9.4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Stark:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stark town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

19 residents are foreign born (3.1% North America, 0.6% Oceania).

This town:  3.7%
New Hampshire:  5.1%



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Stark, New Hampshire as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Stark to the number of sex offenders is 237 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Stark town:  2.1% ($1,451)
New Hampshire:  2.3% ($2,946)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (86.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (159.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (299.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Groveton, NH (2.4 miles ), Northumberland, NH (2.4 miles ), Dummer, NH (2.6 miles ), Stratford, NH (3.0 miles ), Milan, NH (3.1 miles ), Guildhall, VT (3.4 miles ), Maidstone, VT (3.5 miles) , Lancaster, NH (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 44.62 N, Longitude: 71.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 603

Stark household income distribution Stark home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.0%
New Hampshire:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (28%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (21%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Stark: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Stark, New Hampshire

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Tornado activity:

Stark-area historical tornado activity is significantly below New Hampshire state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 46.2 miles away from the Stark town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1971, a category F2 tornado 54.7 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stark-area historical earthquake activity is below New Hampshire state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from Stark center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from Stark center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 64.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Coos County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stark topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Stark:

  • NORTHWOODS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LANCASTER, NH)
  • COUNTRY VILLAGE CENTER, GENESIS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LANCASTER, NH)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE OF LANCASTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; LANCASTER, NH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stark:

  • Plymouth State University (about 62 miles; Plymouth, NH; Full-time enrollment: 4,634)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 62 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Norwich University (about 71 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Dartmouth College (about 78 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 87 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 89 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Vermont (about 90 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)

Public elementary/middle school in Stark:

See full list of schools located in Stark

Library in Stark:

  • STARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,714; Location: 1189 STARK HIGHWAY; 4,698 books; 150 audio materials; 272 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 9 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Stark Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Stark: Stark Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Christine Lake (A), Pike Pond (B), Rocky Pond (C), South Ponds (D), Mile Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rowells Brook (A), Roberts Brooks (B), Roaring Brook (C), Phillips Brook (D), Nash Stream (E), Mill Brook (F), McCordick Brook (G), Jimmy Cole Brook (H), Hickey Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Coos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 2.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.25
U.S.:

3.90
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 18.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.2
U.S.:

24.5
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 8.77. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.77
U.S.:

11.24


Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New Hampshire:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.2%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
Whole state:  8.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

2.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Stark, NH

Stark compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Stark town (based on Coos County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.61%
Here65.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents81.2%5.7%2.5%1.9%1.7%
Congregations24.5%24.5%12.2%6.1%8.2%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.2%1.2%1.8%
Congregations2.0%2.0%2.0%6.1%12.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Coos County:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Coos County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Coos County:

9.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

12.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Coos County:

26.9%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

15.9%

5.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
New Hampshire average:

7.57%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($396 average AGI)
Coos County:

0.09%
New Hampshire average:

0.13%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grafton County, NH  0.78% ($34,566 average AGI)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.34% ($30,804)
from Essex County, VT  0.33% ($26,205)


6.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,686 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
New Hampshire average:

7.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Grafton County, NH  1.03% ($24,436 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.43% ($23,932)
to Essex County, VT  0.33% ($31,533)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stark:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMOU (1230 AM; 1 kW; BERLIN, NH; Owner: JERICHO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stark:

  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEVC (107.1 FM; GORHAM, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Stark:

  • WLED-TV (Channel 49; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Stark fatal accident list:

May 19, 2006 87:99 PM, Emerson Rd, Sr-110, Lat: 44.618714, Lon: -71.478367, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 9, 2005 08:57 AM, Sr-110, Deline Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 29, 2000 01:45 PM, Sr-110, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 20, 1995 12:40 AM, Route 110, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 27, 1994 09:30 PM, Route 110, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 1989 02:50 PM, 1374, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 19, 1986 01:30 PM, 1374000000, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total costs: $25,000,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,990
Total average daily truck traffic: 116
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 4,425

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Stark, NH


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 44.600056 Lon: -71.405083, Call Sign: KB71654
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2005, Expiration Date: 05/03/2015
    Registrant: 5 Dewey Hill Road, Stark, NH 03582, Phone: (603) 449-3345, Fax: (603) 636-2848, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB1DZQ, Licensee ID: L00347246
    Grant Date: 04/09/2009, Expiration Date: 04/23/2019, Certifier: James R Eich
    Registrant: James R Eich, 800 Stark Hwy, Stark, NH 03582-6309
  • Call Sign: N1PND
    Grant Date: 06/08/1993, Expiration Date: 06/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2005
    Registrant: Richard F Daley Jr, 3 Percy Peaks Estates, Stark, NH 03582
  • Call Sign: KB1IZA, Licensee ID: L00589250
    Grant Date: 10/31/2002, Expiration Date: 10/31/2012, Certifier: Dennis A Croteau
    Registrant: Dennis A Croteau, 1279 Stark Hwy, Stark, NH 03582

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5526F , Serial Number: 28-24867, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 09/03/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond L Landry, 138 Mollybrook Dr, Stark, NH 03582


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 3

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